Consortium and Foundation Client List
Since 1988, the firm has represented more than 200 standard setting consortia, accredited standards development organizations, and open source development foundations, including many of the most influential such organizations in the world. In most cases, the firm assisted in structuring and launching the consortium or foundation, and has represented it ever since. Founding companies of our clients have included many of the largest technology developers and consumers in the world, including Adobe, American Express, Broadcom, Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mastercard, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, Phillips, Samsung, Sony, Sun Microsystems, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Visa and many others.
Develops and promotes the adoption of 3D PDF as an open standard of engineering data.
Hardware and Software Vendor Consortium Setting Standards and Conducting Motorola 88000 RISC Chip Compliance Certification.
Develops and maintains open source software for the motion picture industry.
Develops and Promotes File Interchange Formats, including the Advanced Authoring Format.
Identifies cost effective methods for the acquisition and distribution of aerospace and defense standards.
Public-private initiative supporting implementtaion of the “NextGen” air traffic control system.
Develops and promotes the AllJoyn “Internet of Things” interoperable software platform.
Accredits US SDOs and represents US in various global standards bodies.
Promotes and influences environmental packaging issues related to legislation and regulation.
Promotes development and improvement in the objectivity, quality and relevance of anti-malware testing methodologies.
Promotes and supports the ASP industry.
Develops IT standards for the insurance industry.
Promotes interoperability of Hardware and Software through the use of Asynchronous Transfer Mode Standards.
The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) is the only global non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems.
Supports compliance assessment programs relating to ISA automation-related standards.
Develops multi-service broadband packet networking specifications for customer, access and backbone networks.
Develops and promotes open and common solutions enabling Smartphones and in-vehicle infotainment systems can interoperate.
Develops, markets and promotes LTE-based solutions utilizing the shared spectrum of the U.S. 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band
Backed by some of the heaviest heavyweights in business, Cloud Foundry gives companies the speed, simplicity and control they need to succeed in a cloud-first world.
Develops and promotes open source software for modern distributed environments.
Adopts and promotes uniform industry data standards for health care supply chain transactions over the Internet.
Promotes Electronic Recordkeeping systems standards.
Promotes and certifies compliance with interoperability standards enablingpatient data identification.
Advocacy association promting open markets, open systems, open networks and open competition.
International organization of vendors and users dedicated to open and interoperable standards for the exchange of graphical information.
Maintains and promotes interoperability of research information.
The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is a project of the Linux Foundation to fund and support free and open-source software projects that are critical to the functioning of the Internet and other major information systems.
Develops and maintains standards to ensure accurate reporting by educational institutions of job placement success.
Promotes the advancement of customer experience management practices.
Hardware, software and service provider advocacy group formed to enhance Cyber security (Merged with Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) in 2008).
Creates Digital Imaging Standards, Beginning with the “FlashPix” Standard (Merged with International Imaging Industry Association (i3A)).
The Dronecode Project is an open source, collaborative project that brings together existing and future open source drone projects under a nonprofit structure governed by The Linux Foundation.
Promotes the adoption of laws and regulations that increase dynamic access to unused radio spectrum.
Provides an open XML-based infrastructure enabling the global use of electronic business information in an interoperable, secure and consistent manner by all parties.
Develops and promotes open source IO software for network and storage systems.
Develops inter-firm standards and open source software for the financial services industry
Develops and promotes data exchange standards for fitness equipment and mobile devices.
Develops security incident response teams for government, commercial, and educational organizations.
Open source community working to accelerate adoption of free and open source software in the enterprise.
Develops and maintains the Linux Standards Base (LSB) (Merged into the Linux Foundation 2007).
Promotes cooperation between Government and Private Industry to set Electronic Records standards.
Promotes, maintains, and enhances the MVIP standard for the field of computer telephony.
Creates and Promotes Infrastructure Standards to enable Multiple Application SmartCards.
Develops technology to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of ICT devices, platforms and networks.
Maintains and promotes the building product and content Health Product Declaration Open Standard reporting language format.
Develops HSA-enabled platform and software solutions for the market.
Develops standards to enable interoperability of high-definition home entertainment products and services.
Promotes blockchain technology by identifying and addressing features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers.
Develops technical standards which eliminate the need for IDs and passwords while increasing security.
Promotes best practices among independent distributors of electronics, certifies products, and sets standards.
Trusted forum for addressing international, multi-product security challenges.
Largest and Most Influential End Users Organization of Telephony, Information and Data Network Professionals in the World.
Largest imaging industry worldwide; sets open standards and promotes imaging industry.
Develops genealogy standards for data frameworks, exchange and sharing.
Develops and maintains health and wellness standards for buildings.
Creates standards and test suites for SmartCard applications.
Organization of end-users, system suppliers, integrators, and instrument and software vendors dedicated to defining software standards for instrument interchangeability.
Provides an open forum for setting Real Time Java standards.
The Linux Kernel Organization is a California Public Benefit Corporation established in 2002 to distribute the Linux kernel and other Open Source software to the public without charge.
Supports open source software initiatives and related activities
Predominant Massachusetts Trade Association for the Software Industry.
The MGBASE-T Alliance is an open organization to all third parties who wish to participate as members to enable the transmission of Ethernet frames at 2.5 or 5 Gigabit per second (Gbps) over twisted pair cables and to promote the standardization and improvement of the interfaces for applicable products.
Develops and promotes standards for the medical alert monitoring and personal emergency response services industry.
Music Industry Association Responsible for Setting Music Interface Standards.
MIPS RISC Chip Consortium.
Promotes the benefits of workforce mobility.
Creates guidelines to enable printing from cellphones and other mobile devices.
Global, cross-industry organization developing a framework for standardized, secure, and authenticated mobile commerce using payment card accounts.
Developed standards for multi-vendor government contract fulfillment and other purposes.
Develops and promotes standards to manage information in digital environments.
Enables a US/Allies network centric environment for Defense and Homeland Security purposes.
Creates API specifications for Distributed Resource Management.
Northeastern US and Canadian Utility Consortium sharing Demand Side Power Usage Information.
Largest Software Consortium Worldwide; Sets Object Oriented Programming Standards.
Promotes XML as the optimal electronic messaging structure for airline system connectivity.
Develops technical and business standards enabling purchasing via the Internet.
The Open Container Initiative is a lightweight, open governance structure, to be formed under the auspices of the Linux Foundation, for the express purpose of creating open industry standards around container formats and runtime.
Promotes the state of Apache Hadoop and Big Data technologies for enterprise.
The Open Gaming Alliance (OGA) is a non-profit trade association focused on the business of the games industry.
Develops geoscience standards for the National Information Infrastructure.
ONAP provides a comprehensive platform for real-time, policy-driven orchestration and automation of physical and virtual network functions that will enable software, network, IT and cloud providers and developers to rapidly automate new services and support complete lifecycle management.
OPNFV is a new open source project focused on accelerating NFVs evolution through an integrated, open platform.
Develops and maintains global standards for commercial real estate management.
Develops and maintains the OpenCAPI high performance bus interface specification and ecosystem.
Develops and maintains the OpenDaylight open source Software-Defined Networking Framework.
The OpenDOF (Open Distributed Object Framework) Project is a secure, flexible, and interoperable open-source software framework enabling the development of scalable and reliable network services based on connected objects.
Promotes the POWER architecture and customization of POWER CPU processors and system platforms for optimization and innovation
Creates Interoperable Industry Specifications Based on Public Standards such as XML and SGML
Promotes the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities.
Promotes Best Practices relating to the use of Personal Information on the Internet.
Develops system-architecture neutral PCI microcomputer standards.
Operates the PSN Directory of digital imaging service providers.
Develops and maintains the Pistoia pharmaceutical drug discovery workflow specification.
IBM/Apple/Motorola PowerPC RISC Chip Consortium.
Alliance to Accelerate the Adoption and Use of Public Key Infrastructure and PKI-based Products and Services.
Maintains the PXI Specification, which permits Application of PC Technology to Measurement and Automation.
Develops technology to accelerate adoption of EPUB 3 and the Open Web Platform by the global digital publishing industry.
Develops and certifies compliance with quality standards for real estate brokerages.
Promotes interoperability standards among devices, applications and services across paper management, telephony and computing domains.
Supports and promotes the search engine marketing industry.
Research and development consortium providing standard interoperability solutions for integrated circuit design tools
Facilitates simulation interoperability and component reuse in government and private sector applications.
Develops and promotes smart active label technologies for multiple industries.
The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is a nonprofit organization that envisions a carbon-free energy system by 2050. We are one of many entities globally required to make this vision a reality.
The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) is a nonprofit organization uniting key public and private stakeholders to address key interoperable issues.
Develops and promotes motion picture standards.
Develops and promotes smart active label technologies for multiple industries.
Provides information regarding strategic sourcing standards, certification and knowledge-sharing.
Sets “End to End” standards permitting wireless and data communication with automotive based systems and devices.
Open source project developing the Linux-based Tizen mobile operating system for all types of mobile platforms and devices.
Sets Transaction Processing Standards.
Develops and maintains the open source tranSMART knowledge management platform for biomedicl research.
The UHD Alliance is a global coalition of leading film studios, TV brands, content distributors, postproduction and technology companies that aim to create a unified criterion for premium UHD platforms.
11,000 member UNIX end-user focused consortium which also sponsors the Uniforum tradeshow.
Creates a Standards-based Version of Linux intended for Business Users.
Promotes and develops timely, relevant, open display and display interface standards.
The VSF is an international association comprised of service providers, users and manufacturers dedicated to interoperability, quality metrics and education for media networking technologies.
Develops standards and business processes for System-on-Chip (SoC) development.
Sets standards of excellence for the online customer experience by delivering best-practice, high-value Internet Solutions.
Developed deployment and use of open architectures for advanced wireless systems.
Developed the Unix X Window System and Related Standards.
Develops custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture.